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By Arne L. Kalleberg,Stephen L. Morgan,John Myles,Rachel A. Rosenfeld (Deceased)

Aage Sorensen used to be an influential highbrow presence who was once one of many world's prime specialists on social stratification and the sociology of schooling. His examine sought to appreciate the constructions, dynamics and mechanisms that underlie inequalities in business societies via concentrating on how contributors' attainments are formed by means of features of a society's or organization's chance constitution, at the one hand, and members' schooling, adventure and different human capital assets, at the different. He emphasised inequalities linked to schooling and education, classification, and stratification results reminiscent of source of revenue and occupational prestige. inside those common foci, he tackled the examine of phenomena as various as charges of studying in straight forward college studying teams and promoting styles in huge business companies.

The chapters of this quantity illustrate a number of the significant subject matters that characterised Aage's examine; those subject matters also are more likely to represent vital issues for destiny efforts to appreciate established social inequality in society. those issues contain: the advance of particular dynamic versions to account for saw styles of schooling, profession, and hard work marketplace results; elements of academic inequality comparable to university results and studying possibilities; matters regarding intragenerational mobility and careers; and the position of rents in producing structural inequality.

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